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ART! Plein Air Pawtucket art event captures essence of city




Back by popular demand, Plein Air Pawtucket returns to Pawtucket September 2-3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The one-of-a-kind event will allow enthusiasts to explore the work of talented artists as they paint throughout the historic Slater Mill Park, a new focus this year instead of being spread throughout downtown.

Artists will work en plein air – a style of painting that leaves the four walls of the studio behind, allowing the artist to experience painting and drawing in the open air while incorporating the ever-changing natural light, color and movement into their work.

“I’m very excited to bring this event back to the Pawtucket Arts Festival weekend,” said Nick Paciorek, Pawtucket artist and the event’s creator. “The Slater Mill and its surrounding park and Blackstone river offer such a rich source of inspiration for painters while offering the public a glimpse of the artists’ process.”

Attendees can picnic in the park, enjoy the scenery, listen to live music from the Festival and watch artists bring their interpretation of the historical park to life.

In addition to Paciorek, artists participating in the event include:

Kathy Tirrel, Hartley Bartlet, Kathy Webber, Barbra Healey, Debbie Muller, Carol Beagan, Joan McConaghy, Robin Nunes, Jerry Aliss, and more.

“En Plein Air is always a fantastic addition to the Pawtucket Arts Festival. We strive for a program of diverse and unique art forms and what Nick brings to the table embodies all of that,” said Anthony Ambrosino, Director of the Pawtucket Arts Festival.

See the created work

The following week, Paciorek will host a free reception for the public to view the resulting artwork at the Pitcher-Goff House’s Container Project on September 9 from 6-9 p.m.

There will also be a private viewing event inside the Pitcher-Goff House from 5-6 p.m. for Pitcher-Goff members and participating artists. The members’ event includes wine tasting, viewing of new stained glass windows, and reading from a group of local writers using the Pitcher-Goff house as inspiration.

Any work created during the event becomes a part of the Pawtucket collection, and each work will carry a stamp of authentication.

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